On July 1st 1960, 55 years ago today, Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah
 of Ghana proclaimed Ghana as a republic and became the country’s first president.

Happy Republic Day Mother Ghana

Photography: Tj Letsa

Design: Aaron Yeboah Jr.

I was recently interviewed by the creative folks over at Genteel Flair for their "Tastemakers" series.
Big thank you to Stephen Obisanya for the interview.
It is an honor.

Read the interview HERE

Flyte is a levitating lightbulb powered through the air.
Flyte is designed by Simon Morris and is currently is available for pre-order and funding over at Kickstarter.

In honor of the late Theodosia Okoh, designer of Ghana flag.
Designed by Aaron Yeboah Jr. 

Had the honor of curating and designing photographer Tiffany Phan’s street photography book. 
Tiffany Phan, 25, is a Sweden born self taught street photographer. 
Tiffany Phan’s photography is clam, minimal and unforced. Her work is predominantly
black and white photos focusing on symmetry, shadows and strangers. 

Tiffany Phan’s street photography book documents her travels from UK, Taiwan, Denmark, Japan,
 France, South Korea, Poland, China and Sweden. The book provides an insightful and refreshing
 look at the street culture, architecture and everyday life of people.

108 Pages
Softcover: 9.1 x 6.6 in
Hardcover: 11.7 x 8.3 in

Curated and Designed by 2dots Space

Purchase HERE

A lamp that is floating in the air. Inside the lampshade there is a unit of 2 motors to move itself 
irregularly and LED. It is fixed to the wall with a pole behind it. The whole room will move slightly when light moves.

Category: Wall light
Material : PS, Steel, Aluminum, LED, Motors
Dimensions: Φ360 H270 mm
Year: 2015
Photos by Yasuko Furukawa

A vase shaped lamp whose shadow turns into light when switching on. 
It makes a strange sight that the light and the shadow replace each other. 
In order to project the shape of its shadow to the floor and the wall it has a shadow 
shaped hollow section behind it and LED inside. There are 2 sizes: large and small.

Category : Lamp
Material : Acrylic, LED
Dimensions : L Φ250 H450 mm
S Φ130 H250 mm
Year : 2015
Photos by Yasuko Furukawa

As promised, here is my interview with visual artist Ojo Agi. We talked about Ojo Agi’s 
artistic journey, creativity, inspiration behind ‘Daughters of Diaspora’ project , plus more.

When was your starting point as an artist?

I've been drawing for as long as I can remember, but I can't exactly pinpoint the moment I became an "artist". I sometimes still have trouble identifying with the term, but I'm more steadily gaining confidence in my body of work. I think the starting point would have been a few years ago, when I decided I had a message I wanted to communicate with my pieces: I wanted to represent women of colour in non-stereotypical ways.

How did you find your own artistic lane and how have you grown and evolved?

I'm constantly refining my work to more accurately reflect who I am. As a child, I exclusively drew girls of European backgrounds. Then at some point in my teens, I started colouring them in brown without changing their features, which made them appear racially ambiguous. Now as an adult, I'm more focused on depicting African features and darker skinned women. It's a journey of acceptance, as much as it about developing my skills.

What do you try to communicate through your art?

I'm trying to centralize the beauty and experiences of people like me, who've too often found themselves in the margins.

What's the inspiration behind your project 'Daughters of Diaspora'?

"Daughters of Diaspora" is an exploration on the complexity of identifying with a single culture when you are a product of two or more. 
For example, as a Canadian-born Nigerian, I've been exposed to two very different cultural traditions, mentalities and gender norms. 
It's further complicated by the fact that "black culture" here often excludes African elements in preference of Afro-Caribbean or African-American cultures. 
I want people to recognize the intersections of not being "Canadian" enough or "African" enough or "black" enough, and to establish a space where 
I can identify with each of those cultures without having to assimilate.

Besides art what else are you passionate about?

I'm very passionate about social justice, which probably extends from my degree in Health Sciences and Women's Studies. 
I want to see a world based in equity and equal opportunity, understanding and empowerment, love and liberation.

In your opinion how will you define creativity?

Creativity is making something out of nothing, or something new out of something old. It's innovation.

What do you like most about what you do?

It makes me happy!

"Daughters Of Diaspora" series by Ojo Agi

 Ojo Agi

Simplus Design founders, Sebastian Misiurek and Arianna Lebed have designed SuperMod, a 3D printed modular wall system which creates a versatile aggregation of storage that is equal parts function and beauty. The wall fluctuates between different sized modules to accommodate various types of storage needs, making it an ideal place for your favorite books, plants, spirits and more. The wall makes an excellent partition, that can divide space or stand on it’s own to enhance it. Individual modules can be detached and swapped out to create more or less porosity and achieve different levels of visibility through the piece. A variation of shadows and reflected light are generated by the faceted pattern on the exterior of the modules, which is then continued more subtly onto the interior surfaces, adding a tactile texture and continuous detail. 3D Printed materials of opaque white and translucent red plastic allow for light to come through certain modules and produce glowing effects that enhance their surrounding space.
The creative folks Sebastian Misiurek and Arianna Lebed from Simplus Design have been in touch with news of their new project, SuperMod
SuperMod was designed and produced by Simplus Design during a residency at Bold Machines, the Innovation Workshop at Stratasys. 
Each module was fabricated on MakerBot Z18 3D Printers and they range in size from 14 to 22 inches.

Bold Machines, run by former MakerBot CEO, Bre Pettis, is a Brooklyn-based 3D Printing & Business accelerator working with
 the next generation of artists, architects, designers and innovators. Bold Machines empowers creative explorers
 and provides a showcase for designs produced on MakerBot, Stratasys and SolidScape 3D Printers.

Design/Assembly: Simplus Design
Fabrication: Bold Machines
Photography: Alan Tansey